Chin Implant

Chin implants are among the cosmetic procedures available from Bay Dermatology in Tampa. As a Board-Certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Swerdloff is experienced in performing chin implant procedures and will work with you to achieve your desired results. Here, we’ll review the basics of the chin implant procedure, along with its key benefits. 

What is a Chin Implant Procedure?

A chin implant procedure is a type of cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of the chin, jawline, and neck. It may also be called “chin enhancement surgery”, “genioplasty”, or “chin augmentation”. A chin implant procedure will involve the positioning of an implant or real tissue around the patient’s natural chin.

A chin implant is a choice of cosmetic surgery to offset a receding chin. A receding chin is often a natural result of the aging process, when skin and bone tissue loss impact the appearance of the face. 

What Are The Benefits of a Chin Implant?

A chin implant can provide several benefits to the overall look of the chin and jawline, including:

  • Reduce the appearance of a receding chin
  • Improve facial proportions as the chin is brought into balance with other facial features
  • Increase lift and definition in the jawline and neck
  • Reduce the appearance of a double chin

What Can I Expect From a Chin Implant Procedure?

Before a chin implant procedure, you’ll meet with your doctor for a physical exam. You’ll discuss your goals for the procedure and the doctor will form a plan to achieve the results you’re seeking. It may be necessary to take X-rays of the face and chin. You doctor will also review potential risks of this cosmetic procedure. 

A chin lift will be performed in your surgeon’s office, a hospital, or a surgical facility. This procedure is typically done under general anesthesia. A chin implant may be done using either a custom-made biological insert or bone or fat tissue. The implant is secured to the bone with screws or stitches. 

Following a chin implant procedure, you may need to stick to a soft food or liquid diet for a day or two. You also may need to wear a brace while sleeping for a month or so after the procedure. But, you may get back to non-strenuous activities on the day of the procedure, and you can typically return to your regular routine in a week or so. 

Dr. Swerdloff at Bay Dermatology in Tampa is an expert in cosmetic surgery. To learn more about chin implants and see if it’s the right procedure for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment.